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  • In English: ‘Ferchertne's dream-vision’
  • Old Irish; Middle Irish
    • In English: ‘The (hi)story of Dared’
    • Middle Welsh
    • prose
    • Short description: Medieval Welsh adaptation of the Historia Daretis Phrygii de excidio Troiae, a Latin account of the destruction of Troy ascribed to Dares Phrygius.
      • In English: ‘The wooing of Becfola’
      • Middle Irish; Early Modern Irish
        • Old Irish
          • Middle Irish
          • verse
          • Short description: Early Irish poem in the form of a dialogue between Cummíne Fota and Comgán Mac Dá Cherda, with a prose prologue of later date about the two characters.
          • [Ní celt ceis]
          • verse beg. Ní celt ceis céol do chruitt Chraiphtini
          • Old Irish
          • verse
          • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’
          • Old Irish
            • In English: ‘Mór of Munster and the violent death of Cuana mac Ailchine’
            • Middle Irish; Old Irish
            • prose; prosimetrum
              • In English: ‘The regulation of couples’
              • Old Irish
                • Early Irish
                  • Short description: Three glossaries preserved in the Stowe manuscript RIA MS C i 2. Like the Lecan glossary, these provide single words to gloss difficult words.
                  • Old Irish
                  • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’.
                  • Old Irish
                  • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’.
                  • Old Irish
                  • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’
                  • Old Irish; Middle Irish
                  • prose
                    • Middle Irish
                      • In English: ‘The birth of Corc mac Luigdech’
                      • Old Irish
                        • In English: ‘The story of Áed Oirdnide’
                        • Middle Irish
                          • In English: ‘The story of Éogan and Cormac’
                          • Old Irish
                          • prose
                            • Old Irish
                            • verse
                            • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’
                            • In English: ‘The little bird’
                            • Old Irish
                              • Initial words (prose): A concilia multa .i. toto Israhel praedicabo
                              • Hiberno-Latin
                                • Initial words (prose): Conæmdetar sruithe Érenn a ríaglaib na screptræ pennatóir dílgind frepthæ cech pechtæ ó biuc co m-mór
                                • prose
                                    • In English: ‘The conversation between Colum Cille and the youth’
                                    • Old Irish
                                    • prose
                                      • In English: ‘The adventures of Rícenn ingen Chrimthainn and Caírech Dergáin’
                                      • Initial words (prose): Crimthann mac Lughdhach diatā Crimthann la Hū Maine is ē cētfher di Chonnachtaib romarb mnāi iar creidem hé.
                                      • Middle Irish
                                      • prose
                                      • Short description: Short narrative about two pious women, Rícenn, daughter of the king of Uí Maine, and her tutoress Caírech Dergáin, nun at Clúain Bairenn.
                                      • In English: ‘The ever-new tongue’
                                      • Old Irish; Middle Irish
                                      • prose
                                        • In English: ‘The poets have discovered’
                                        • Old Irish
                                        • verse
                                        • 12 st.
                                        • Short description: Dinnshenchas poem on the origin of Tara, with prose introduction. The poem is 12 stanzas long and incomplete in the form in which it is preserved.
                                        • In English: ‘The story of the Antichrist’
                                          • In English: ‘The story of Labraid Lorc’
                                          • Late Middle Irish
                                          • prose
                                          • Short description: Middle Irish tale which tells how Labraid Lorc tried to conceal the fact that he had the ears of a horse and how the truth came out.
                                          • [Scél na Fír Flatha]
                                          • part of or cited in: Scél na Fír Flatha, Echtra Cormaic i Tír Tairngiri, ocus Ceart Claidib Cormaic
                                          • In English: ‘The story of the pledges of sovereignty; The story of the ordeals of sovereignty’
                                          • Late Middle Irish
                                          • prose
                                            • In English: ‘Sit safely enthroned, triumphant Brigit’
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                                              Orthanach úa Cóilláma
                                            • Old Irish
                                            • verse
                                            • 26 st.
                                            • Short description: Poem on the hill of Alenn. 26 stanzas. Metre: mainly rannaigecht mór.
                                            • In English: ‘The story of Fortibras (Fierabras)’
                                            • Early Modern Irish
                                              • Old Irish
                                                • Middle Irish
                                                • verse
                                                • Short description: Poem on the trícha cét (or triúcha) and subdivisions of Ireland
                                                • Ascribed to: Fingin Dub Dá Thúath
                                                • Early Irish
                                                  • In English: ‘The alphabet of piety / devotion’
                                                  • Ascribed to: Colmán mac Béognae
                                                  • Old Irish; Middle Irish
                                                  • prose
                                                    • Middle Irish
                                                    • Short description: A Middle Irish short story about a dialogue between Brénainn of Clonfert with one of his successors, Moínenn, bishop of Clonfert, on the subject of death and the afterlife.
                                                    • In English: ‘Tuan mac Cairill's story to Finnén of Mag Bile’
                                                    • Middle Irish
                                                      • Early Irish
                                                      • verse
                                                        • Middle Irish
                                                          • In English: ‘The instructions of Cormac’
                                                          • Old Irish
                                                            • Initial words (prose): Patraicc dorone in n-immun-sa
                                                            • Middle Irish
                                                            • prose
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                                                                Ó Cléirigh (Mícheál)
                                                              • Short description: Irish glossary, dedicated to Baothghalach Mac Aodhagáin.
                                                              • Initial words (prose): Incipit discreptio de origine Scoticae linguae quam congregauerunt religiosi uiri
                                                              • Short description: Earliest extant Irish glossary
                                                              • Old Irish; Hiberno-Latin
                                                                • Old Irish
                                                                • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’
                                                                • Old Irish
                                                                • Short description: One of the rhymeless ‘Leinster poems’.
                                                                • Middle Irish
                                                                • verse
                                                                • 1 st.
                                                                • Short description: Quatrain beginning ‘Is de sin atá Áth Lúain’ cited in the Dinnshenchas of Snám Dá Én.


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                                                                • Latin language; Old Irish
                                                                • Short description: Latin and some Irish glosses on computus in Vat. lat. 5755.
                                                                • In English: ‘The prose ‘Lore of women’’
                                                                • Middle Irish
                                                                • prose
                                                                • Short description: Prose version of the Banshenchas
                                                                • In English: ‘The metrical ‘Lore of women’’
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                                                                  Úa Caiside (Gilla Mo Dutu)
                                                                • Ascribed to: Úa Caiside (Gilla Mo Dutu)
                                                                • Middle Irish
                                                                • Short description: Metrical version of the Banshenchas, composed by Gilla Mo Dutu Úa Caiside (1147)
                                                                • Middle Irish
                                                                • Short description: A Middle Irish short story about a dialogue between Brénainn of Clonfert with one of his successors, Moínenn, bishop of Clonfert, on the subject of death and the afterlife.
                                                                • In English: ‘The rule of Ailbe of Emly’
                                                                • Old Irish
                                                                • verse
                                                                • 56 st.
                                                                • Short description: Old Irish monastic rule in metrical form
                                                                • Early Irish
                                                                • prose; list
                                                                • Short description: List of Irish saints classified as deacons (diacones). It is closely associated in the manuscripts with two similar lists of saints who have been bishops or priests.
                                                                • Early Irish
                                                                • prose; list
                                                                • Short description: List of 277 Irish saints classified as priests (sacerdotes). It is closely associated in the manuscripts with two similar lists of saints who have been bishops or deacons.
                                                                • Early Irish
                                                                • list; prose
                                                                • Short description: List of 292 Irish saints classified as bishops. It is associated in the manuscripts with two similar lists of saints who have been priests or deacons.
                                                                • Early Modern Irish
                                                                • prose
                                                                • Short description: Vernacular Irish translation of the Latin Life of St Declán of Ardmore (Vita sancti Declani).
                                                                • Early Irish
                                                                • verse
                                                                • 1 st.
                                                                • Short description: A specimen of early Irish verse cited in the Latin Life of St Declán of Ardmore (Vita sancti Declani § 21) and the later, vernacular version of the same saint (Betha Decclain).
                                                                • Latin language
                                                                • prose
                                                                • Short description: Latin vita of Declán of Ardmore
                                                                • Early Irish
                                                                • prose; list
                                                                • Short description: Early Irish tract containing lists of female Irish saints (nóebúag ‘holy virgins’) of the same name. In the manuscripts, the text immediately follows that of a similar tract known as Comainmnigud nóem nÉrenn.
                                                                • Early Irish
                                                                • prose; list
                                                                • Short description: Early Irish tract containing lists of Irish saints of the same name. Most copies of the text are followed by a similar tract focusing on female Irish ‘holy virgins’ (Comanmand nóebúag hÉrenn).
                                                                • Middle Irish
                                                                • verse
                                                                  • Middle Irish
                                                                  • prose; prosimetrum
                                                                  • Short description: The Middle Irish commentary which accompanies manuscript texts of the Félire Óengusso.
                                                                  • Ascribed to: Úa hUathgaile (Dublittir)
                                                                  • Middle Irish
                                                                  • verse
                                                                  • Short description: Middle Irish poem attributed to Dublittir Úa hUathgaile (fl. late 11th century), fer léigin at Glen Uissen, now Killeshin. It is attested both as the concluding poem in the Sex aetates mundi and in independent manuscript contexts.
                                                                  • In English: ‘Concerning sacred places’
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                                                                    Adomnán
                                                                  • Ascribed to: Adomnán
                                                                  • Latin language
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Account by Adomnán, abbot of Iona, on the holy places of the East, based on a travel account by Gaulish monk Arculf. It was presented to King Aldfrith, king of Northumbria, in 698.
                                                                  • Middle Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Middle Irish, abridged version of Bede’s De locis sanctis
                                                                  • Ascribed to: Byrhtferth of Ramsey
                                                                  • Latin language
                                                                  • diagram; prose
                                                                  • Short description: Elaborate diagram of the ‘harmony of the months and elements’, which once occupied a single page in a largely computistical manuscript compiled by Byrhtferth of Ramsey (c. 970–c. 1020). The original of this compilation is lost, but two independent ‘copies’ made in the early 12th century remain. The diagram aligns different aspects of time (solstice, equinox, months, seasons, ages of man), the zodiac and the four elements, and in this way, introduces a number of key concepts relevant to computus. In the Oxford manuscript, the diagram comes right at the end of a section (ff. 3r-7v) which contains a miscellaneous variety of short texts and visual designs related to computus, and directly precedes another section (ff. 8r-15v) containing tables and texts on computus.
                                                                  • In English: ‘Recreation for an emperor’
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                                                                    Thought to have been authored by...
                                                                    Gervase of Tilbury
                                                                  • Latin language
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Encyclopaedic work written by the English jurist and cleric Gervase of Tilbury. It was dedicated to Emperor Otto IV and intended for his instruction and entertainment, although it is unclear if he ever heard or read the work. The work is divided into three books or decisiones: book I covers the early history of the world, from Creation onwards; book II offers a historical geography of the world (mappa mundi) and its provinces, with excursions on the Holy Land and the six ages of the world. While anecdotal material, including legends about marvels (mirabilia), is found throughout the first two books, book III is entirely devoted to marvellous phenomena.
                                                                  • Ascribed to: Patricius
                                                                  • Latin language
                                                                  • verse
                                                                  • Short description: Latin poem on the wonders of Ireland, attributed to a certain Patricius, who has been identified with Patrick (Gilla Pátraic), bishop of Dublin.
                                                                  • Initial words (prose): Lá n-áen robátar muintear Clúana a n-oireachtus for urrlár na cille
                                                                  • Early Modern Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Narrative anecdote in prose based on one of the wonders in De ingantaib Érenn.
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                                                                    Alcuin
                                                                  • Latin language
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Alcuin’s revised version of the vita of Richarius (Ricquier), an early 7th-century Frankish nobleman and founder of the monastery of Centula (Saint-Riquier, Picardy).
                                                                  • Latin language
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Earliest vita of Richarius (Riquier), an early 7th-century Frankish nobleman and founder of the monastery of Centula (Saint-Riquier, Picardy). The text has been dated to the late 7th century.
                                                                  • In English: ‘On the miracles of Cairnech’
                                                                  • Middle Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Short narrative text concerning the miracles of St Cairnech, patron saint of Tuilén (Dulane, Co. Meath, near Kells). It is attested as an interpolation in the Book of Ballymote version of Lebor Bretnach.
                                                                  • In English: ‘Listen, scholars, without flaw’
                                                                  • Ascribed to: Flann Mainistrech
                                                                  • Middle Irish
                                                                  • verse
                                                                  • 37 st.
                                                                  • Short description: Middle Irish poem attributed to Flann Mainistrech, embedded in a number of recensions of the Lebor gabála Érenn (Min, A and C, but not in B).
                                                                  • Ascribed to: Fíacc of Sletty
                                                                  • Old Irish
                                                                  • verse
                                                                  • Short description: Old Irish hymn attributed to Patrick’s pupil Fíacc of Sléibte (Sletty, Co. Laois).
                                                                  • In English: ‘The book of Cuanu’
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                                                                    Cuanu ... author of Liber Cuanach
                                                                  • Early Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: An early Irish historical compilation, now lost, which is referred to thirteen times in the Annals of Ulster in various entries between the years 467 and 629 (i.e. 467, 468, 471, 475, 482, 490, 545, 553, 599, 601, 603, 611, 629). Mc Carthy suggests that this work was completed in c. 1022 and written by Cuán úa Lothcháin (d. 1024).
                                                                  • Early Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: A tale no longer extant but referred to as Aided Mic Shamain in the Book of Leinster version of the early Irish tale list A. The title suggests that it once related the (violent) death of a certain Mac Samáin, possibly the legendary champion of that name mentioned in Cogad Gáedel re Gallaib § 107.
                                                                  • Early Modern Irish
                                                                  • Short description: Textbook compilations of Irish bardic schools on the proper uses of grammar. The tracts constitute a rich and valuable source for Irish bardic poetry, specimens of which are amply cited, and offers evidence for many different aspects of Classical Modern Irish.
                                                                  • Early Modern Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Topographical tract on the kingdom of Fir Maige Féne or Caílle (Caoille)
                                                                  • In English: ‘The life of Molaga’
                                                                  • Middle Irish; Early Modern Irish
                                                                  • prose
                                                                  • Short description: Life of St Mo Laga (Molaga) of Tulach Mín Mo Laga, Co. Cork
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                                                                    Boethius
                                                                  • Latin language
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                                                                      Boethius
                                                                    • Latin language
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                                                                        Boethius
                                                                      • Latin language
                                                                      • prose; verse
                                                                      • Short description: Collective title for short theological treatises by Boethius: 1. De trinitate; 2. Utrum pater et filius et spiritus sanctus de divinitate substantialiter praedicentur; 3. Quomodo substantiae or De hebdomadibus; 4. De fide catholica; 5. Contra Eutychen et Nestorium.
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                                                                        Boethius
                                                                      • Latin language
                                                                      • prose; verse
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                                                                          John of Cornwall
                                                                        • Latin language
                                                                        • Short description: Latin poem (139 hexametric lines) on Merlin and his prophecies, written by John of Cornwall in the middle of the 12th century in response to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s account of the same subject. In the introduction, John dedicates his work to his patron Robert Warelwast (d. 1155), bishop of Exeter, and puts forward the claim that he is drawing on an independent Cornish source for his text. The text is accompanied by a prose commentary, notably including glosses in a variety of Brittonic, possibly Cornish, the origin and nature of which has been subject to some debate.
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                                                                          Dícuil
                                                                        • Latin language
                                                                        • verse; prose
                                                                        • Short description: A guide to prosody of initial syllables in Latin, authored by Dícuil, an Irish schoolmaster and scholar at the Carolingian court, in c. 825. It consists of a verse prologue and prose tract containing formulations of prosodic principles together with illustrations.
                                                                        • Latin language
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: Anglo-Saxon charter in Latin, with English bounds, according to which King Æthelstan (r. 924-939) granted some land to the church of St Buryan, Cornwall. In its received form the document is not authentic, but a genuine basis has been suggested for several of its features (Olson). The date given is 6 October, 943 (sic), and the meeting is said to have taken place at Kingston-on-Thames (Kyngeston), Surrey.
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                                                                          Pseudo-Isidore
                                                                        • Latin language; Hiberno-Latin
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: A Latin, likely Hiberno-Latin, collection of miscellaneous material organised according to their relevance to certain numerical subjects (e.g. the five senses, ten windows of the soul, etc.)
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                                                                          Mac Aodhagáin (Giolla na Naomh)
                                                                        • Early Modern Irish
                                                                        • verse
                                                                        • Short description: Early Modern Irish poem (25 qq) instructing a student of Irish law
                                                                        • Initial words (prose): Mairg do-n duine carus duíne, ocus ná car Día no-d-car
                                                                        • Ascribed to: Flann Fína mac Ossu
                                                                        • Middle Irish
                                                                        • Short description: A series of about thirteen Middle Irish maxims, each of which begins Mairg (Woe [him] who ...). These are ascribed to Flann Fína (Alfrith, king of Northumbria, d. c. 704) in three of the manuscript copies that have come down (YBL, Add. and LB).
                                                                        • Latin language; Hiberno-Latin
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: An extensive Latin compendium of exegetical commentary on every book of the Bible. It has been dated to the eighth century and is commonly thought to be Irish in origin or Irish-influenced at the least.
                                                                        • Old Irish
                                                                        • glossing
                                                                        • Short description: Old Irish glosses on the New Testament (the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles in particular) in the Book of Armagh. Those on the Gospels include some glosses on Matthew (f. 38rb), Mark (f. 64va) and Luke (ff. 77ra; 78rb; 81ra) and there is a bilingual (Latin and Irish) note on an Argumentum ascribed to Pelagius (f. 107v). The majority of the glosses are to be found later on, in the pages containing Revelations (ff. 170va, 171rb) and the Acts (175vb, 176rb, etc., up until f. 189vb).
                                                                        • Latin language
                                                                        • verse
                                                                        • Short description: Anglo-Latin metrical inscription in the Mac Durnan Gospels (f. 3v), written in square capitals. It says that the manuscript was written by or at the behest of Máel Brigte mac Tornáin and that Æthelstan, king of England (r. 924-939), donated it to Christ Church, Canterbury.
                                                                        • Early Irish
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: A single Early Irish scholium to Matthew 27:26-31 (beg. Iesum autem flagellatum) in the Mac Durnan Gospels (London, Lambeth Palace, MS 1370). It is transcribed in TP as ‘mór assársa forcoimdid nime 7 talman’.
                                                                        • Old Irish
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: A single Old Irish gloss on Matthew 27:26 in Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, MS F VI 2, no. 4
                                                                        • Old Irish
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: Interlinear and marginal Old Irish glosses on the beginning of the Second Epistle of Peter, found on a palimpsest of a Bobbio manuscript, now Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, MS F IV 24.
                                                                        • Old Irish; Latin language
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: Old Irish and Latin glosses on a Latin commentary on the Gospel of Mark as it occurs in two small fragments from Bobbio (Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, MS F IV 1, no. 7)
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                                                                          Pseudo-Jerome
                                                                        • Ascribed to: Jerome
                                                                        • Latin language
                                                                        • prose
                                                                        • Short description: Latin commentary on the Gospel of Mark, sometimes attributed to Jerome but written by an unidentified scholar in the early medieval period. It has been dated to the seventh century, which would make it the earliest such commentary to survive, preceding that by Bede in the following century.


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